Hiram Burke was born in North Carolina on 17 Oct 1799 and died in Marceline, Illinois on 26 Sep 1882. He was married to Rebecca A. Gaunt/Gantt (1807-1849) in Shelby County, Kentucky on 26 Sep 1827. Also married Sarah Biddle on 18 Mar 1851 and Harriet Rockwell on 15 Mar 1864. Both marriages were in Adams County, Illinois. His children were: Matilda Ellen, Samuel Fielder, Mary Luticia, Elizabeth Ann, John Abraham, William Ashberry, Leander, Hiram Jr, Rebecca Adaline and Edward Lawrence.